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Here you can find pics of my completed works in acrylics, graphite, and watercolor. To see in progress pics of what I'm working on at any given time, follow me on Instagram or Twitter. You can also commission me to paint a custom portrait for you. See this page to find out how.
For me, art has always been about the joy of creating, bringing something into existence that wasn't there before. I love knowing I can get more beauty and charm into people's lives. Also, ever since I was a kid, I've loved setting challenges for myself and conquering them. Nothing lets me do all three things, creating, adding beauty, and conquering challenges, better than painting and drawing. I'm also fascinated by faces and figures, both human and animal, so I paint the subjects I do. I love to capture people's essence. My art's purpose is to capture a likeness or scene that may only last for a moment and keep it forever. I work mainly in acrylics and graphite but occasionally experiment with other mediums.
Tyler As A Puppy 11x14 2015 Acrylic On Canvas photo by Joe Millett used with permisson Tyler is a dog that belongs to a family friend. While on our way to a local coffee shop, my parents and I used to stop and give her treats. This photo was taken when Tyler was a puppy and her owner brought her over to visit us. She was at the bottom of our stairs at the time.
"Cat Behind A Fence" 11x14 graphite I used to walk regularly in the mornings in a park that's very close to my house. Separating the park from the city is a large gate. One day, I was walking by this gate and saw this cat starting back at me. I took a pic with my phone and that was what I used to make this drawing.
"Butterfly In A Bush" 11x14 acrylic on canvas This was also taken in the park. I noticed a butterfly flitting among the bushes. I got my phone out and immediately started taking pictures. For a while there, it looked like it might not work out. It seemed very time I pressed the shutter, the butterfly moved at that second, making it impossible for me to get the shot. But, as luck would have it, it happened to land on a leaf and stay still, just once, long enough for me to get the pic that became this painting.
My family and I went on a road trip to several U.S. states in 2018. Early one morning in one of the Bed and Breakfasts we stayed at, my parents excitedly told me that they had spotted a family of deer a few yards outside our door. I grabbed my phone and went to watch. That was when I was able to take the pic that became this painting.
All pieces ©Sara Millett